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decla declaring a shopping blackout. >> it's not worth it to me or my family. >> reporter: the crowds are just part of obtaining rare black friday deals say dagge it t. >> they try to swing at you or anything, it's funny to me. everybody always gets mad when you're the one with the items that they want. >> reporter: consumers driven by competition, no matter the cost. kyung lah, cnn, los angeles. >> happy thanksgiving, everybody. cnn "newsroom" continue with his carol cost ello. good morning. >> good morning. happy turkey day to you both. >> thank you. cease fire still holding between israel and hamas. one side is claiming victory as they honor a fallen leader killed in the eight-day conflict. u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice defends herself about comments about benghazi, responding directly to her harshest critics. giving thanks following superstorm sandy.
trying to lift the siepirits of those left with nothing. plus this. good morning to you. happy thanksgiving. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for spending at least part of your holiday with us. for the first time in more than a week, it has been a relatively quiet day across israel and fwa gaza. the cease fire is holding. at the border, israeli troops are packing up after spending one final night there. israeli forces says when the cease fire started, three rockets were fired into israel. two hit open areas and the third was intercepted by the iron dome missile defense system. if everything remains this relatively quiet until 2:00 eastern this afternoon, the gaza border crossings will open. rallies opened in the streets as
they celebrated what they call a victory over israel. the prime minister says he's dedicated the victory to that man, ahmed al ja'abari, killed in that air strike. as you know, that air strike inciting the fighting. hopeful that the cease fire will hold? >> reporter: the longer it does hold, as each hour goes by, people do grow more hopeful it will, in fact, be sustained. people are very aware that at this point in time it is still a very short-term solution as the looming issue of a long-lasting peace deal does still remain elusive. for the first time since this all began last wednesday, we are not seeing deserted streets in gaza. we're not hearing air strikes, various artillery rockets being fired in the distance, not hearing the wail of sirens. quite the contrary. people were in the streets since
the cease fire was first announced last night. earlier, after midday prayers, chanting for their victory, this very much being perceived as a victory here, the fact that people of gaza were able to stand up in the face of israeli aggression. that being said, people are also out simply because they could be. for the last eight days they have been living in sheer terror, entirely unsure when and where an israeli air strike would be hitting. here they do not have air raid sirens to warn them. finally for the first time last night they were able to sleep without fear of being targeted and this morning throughout the day as well, we've been hearing what would sound like the normal so sounds of life in gaza. horns honking and people out and about. carol? >> we'll keep our fingers crossed. some are giving up their traditional thanksgiving holiday to help others in new york and new jersey. places hit hard by superstorm sandy last month. so many homes destroyed,
including on staten island. deb feyerick joins us now from new york. dozens and dozens of volunteers are helping out this holiday. it's a beautiful thing. >> reporter: you know, it really is. a lot of people got up very, very early, crack of dawn in order to go into staten island, in various neighborhoods in order to bring turkey burgers, set-up grills, give them food so they can give them solace at this point in time. a number of volunteers have come out today. they're getting their marching orders, their instructions. one thing they were just told, that is that they've got to be sensitive. they are going into communities where so many people were affected and they're still traumatized by the effects of sandy. i want to talk to one of the volunteers here. eric bagley. you gave up your thanksgiving morning in order to do this. what kind of impact do you want to have on the people out on staten island? >> well, i think we just want everybody on staten island to he know that they are loved by a
god who is going to see them through this. and that we just want to be here for them and, you know, provide a good day for them in spite of all that they've been through. >> reporter: do you think by bringing your energy into the community, you're also bringing grills, clean-up tools. this isn't just about let's have a grilling experience but it's also about what kind of help you can bring to these individuals. what do you expect? >> i expect that we're just going to come in with a lot of energy, but be very sensitive to the people here. and people are just going to go all day long and be the hands and feet of god. >> erin bagley, thank you very much. we had a look at some of these trucks filled with wheelbarrows, shovels and hammers. they are going to go into homes and actually rip out some of the drywall, insulation that was ruined in the flood. they're going to set up these grills whens they all done and
have pies and chips and turkey burgers to tell thooe these people you are remember ed especially on a day like today. brooke? >> it's carol. thank you so much, deb feyerick. that warms my heart. we appreciate it. you wouldn't think a raggedy old christmas troe would become a symbol of hope but it has in one devastated neighborhood. the tree's owner says he planned to sell the tree in a garage sale before sandy hit. it was found in the trash and someone found it and returned the troe to its former glory. >> someone erecollected a tree and someone came sbalg put the nice inspirational sign up. we were excited about it that the town pulls together. >> it actually brings a tear to your eye. >> made a nice picture of our christmas card to show our town, you know, that we're not going to lose hope. >> 90% of homes in union beach
had damage due to sandy. now let's talk about a thanksgiving day tradition. the macy's day parade. live lock at the parade route in new york. it got started a few minutes ago near central park. jason carroll, as he is every year, is there amongst the people. >> reporter: hi, guys. >> hi, jason. i must say, i love your reports every year. they make me smile. this year, people in new york city, they need some -- they need to smile. >> reporter: we do. we need some reasons to smile. the weather gave us a lot of reasons to smile today. here's -- i hate clowns! hate clowns. anyway, the weather is terrific out here today. carol, we've got so many people, 3.5 million people are expected to line the parade route. another clown. and you can see -- i mean so many people have lined the parade route. they've been here since 5:00 am this morning, carol. they've been out here waiting. people from as far away from
south carolina, new jersey, california giving a shout out. florida. i missed them last time. don't want to leave florida out this time. if you take a look over here, the parade, carol, has just now gotten under way. you can see the north carolina marching band marching their way toward us. behind the florida marching band -- north carolina marching band. a new edition to this year's parade, hello kitty in her biplane. happy thanksgiving. >> hey! >> reporter: we'll be out here all morning. >> hello kitty in her biplane? >> yeah, take a look. there she is. hello kitty, making her way in her biplane with these gorgeous young ladies here from north carolina, marching down. it's a lot of fun, you know. >> all i can say is it's a blessing that the weather is warm with those outfits.
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from congress. jackson says he needs to spend time, quote, restoring my health. jackson mysteriously disappeared from capitol hill in may and his office later revealed he was dealing with depression and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. health concerns aren't the only thing jackson is facing, though. ted rowlands is in chicago. good morning, ted. >> reporter: good morning, carol. yeah. well, the health concerns are significant. he had two stints at the mayo clinic. talking to family members, that was the main reason why he just couldn't move forward. and he gave his letter of resignation to john boehner yesterday. in that letter, though, for the first time -- this is what you were alluding to, carol, he did acknowledge he knows he is the subject of a federal investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds. and in that letter at one point he said talking about that, i'm doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators and
accept responsiblity for my mistakes because they are my mistakes and mine alone. that last part is significant, because his wife, sandy jackson, here in the city of chicago, according to "the wall street journal," is also part of this federal investigation. so, very interesting that jesse jackson jr. in his resignation letter to john boehner mentioned that these problems are mine and mine alone. people in chicago are watching very closely, will sandy jackson, his wife, try to get his seat that is now, of course, open? we've not heard from jesse jackson jr. or jesse jackson sr. we have heard, though, from bobby rush, u.s. representative also here in chicago and very close friend of the jacksons. take a listen to a little bit of what he had to say yesterday. >> i just find -- at this point for me not only to know that he he won't be in the congress, but
to know that he is still struggling with a serious, very serious mental health issue. >> bottom line, carol, the folks here in the second district of illinois will be looking for a new representative. they'll have to hold two elections, one primary and one general. pat quinn, the governor here, says he will try to do that as quickly and economically as possible. >> ted rowlands reporting live for us from chicago. black friday chaos. remember the pushing and shuffling and stampedes from last year. >> it's a tv for god sakes! >> who can forget? with all the bigger deals and longer shopping hours this year, will we see a repeat? ♪
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wondering why anyone would leave their family for a tag sale. some people have been camping out in front of stores all week to be the very first person in line. about 147 million people will shop this weekend. it's actually down from last year's 220 million. but even with fewer shoppers, experts predict more than $21 billion in sales. the most astonishing part of black friday is the chaos. kyung lah with some of the most shocking black friday moments. >> reporter: stampedes, the great crashing, the pushing. >> do not push me. it's a tv for god sakes. >> reporter: even tasing. shoppers consumed with the dole turning on one another. at this walmart last year, one used pepper spray to fight suffocation in the crowd. this is black friday in america. connecticut shopper john
daggett -- >> i've been standing in line 36 hours. >> reporter: love it is. this father of an 18-month-old has been camping out for years. one year he snapped photos as this crowd fought over $5 headphones. >> shoppers just went berzerk. people start lunging and grabbing and you just see the arms all just go at once, just you know, forward, like a team of superheroes. >> what is relatively new is shoppers turning on other shoppers. >> reporter: a consumer psychologist, she says competitive shopping has gotten worse. so accept it on black friday that it's here to stay. >> this piling on stores being desperate for consumers to come and shop so they're going to be offering a lot of deals and making the promotional environment something that predisposes people to not behave. >> reporter: bad behavior has led to serious injuries and even death, to shootings in stores. best buy has been running drills
this year on crowd control. they're so serious at this store, check out the plan on the black friday war board. >> we prep a lot for this and make sure the line is being monitored, let in little groups at a time. that way our employees aren't getting overwhelmed and neither are the customers. >> reporter: the tents, the lines, the mayhem. some shoppers say the only way they can handle black friday is by declaring a shopping blackout. >> people go crazy for a good deal. it's not worth it to me. it's not worth it to my family. >> reporter: the crowds are just part of obtaining rare black friday deals, says daggett. >> i love when they try to swing at you or anything. it's funny to me. everybody always gets mad when you're the one with the items that they want. >> reporter: consumers driven by competition, no matter the cost. kyung lah, cnn, los angeles. >> it's just hard to understand. i'm sorry. those long lines, of course, mean big business for retailers. as i said, new survey shows
consumer consumers plan to spend even more this holiday season. renee marsh is in washington with tips to keep your holiday spending under control. good morning. >> good morning, carol. this new survey really suggests that this shopping season will be a good one for retailers. this survey comes from the consumer federation of america as well as the credit union national association. so they spoke with more than 1,000 people over the phone. and the survey is suggesting that we will see holiday spending increase anywhere between 3.5 to 4% from last year. keep in mind that's despite those doom and gloom reports about the fiscal cliff, potential tax hikes on everyone, if congress does not act. of the people who were surveyed between november 9th and 13th, many of them said they do plan on spending more this year compared to last year. i have some interesting breakouts for you here, carol. more men said that they will spend more this year compared to last year than women.
as far as age goes, the generation wires 18 through 24, they say that they, too, plan on spending more. remember, that group of people have had a tough time breaking into the workforce. still, though, they said they planned on spending more as well as latinos and blacks. they, too, say they plan on spending more. so why? that's the big question. why do some people say they plan on spending more this holiday season, simply because as far as the people in this survey, they felt as if their financial situation this year is better than it was last year. carol? >> that's simple. so where are people spending the most money? >> they break it down regionally. and it appears that of the people surveyed in this particular survey here in the south is where we saw that people said they plan on spending more this year compared to last year. i have a number for you. 15% of the people surveyed said they plan on spending more in the south.
the least amount of people who said they plan on spending more, that happened in the west. only 7%. and the northeast and the midwest, they were tied at 12%. so we expect to see more money -- people opening up those wallets more so in the south. carol? >> rene marsh, reporting live from washington. ambassador susan rice is defending herself after coming under fire for her comments on benghazi. she says the attacks by h s by critics are unfounded. usiness credit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve the most rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet?
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good morning. i'm carol costello. happy thanksgiving. thank you for being with us. the cease fire between israel and hamas appears to be holding near the gaza border, israeli soldiers are packing up and heading home. in gaza, the leader of hamas is calling the cease fire with israel a victory. as many as 33 homes in an indianapolis subdivision are
slated for demolition by the end of the year following that explosion there earlier this month according to "the indianapolis star." two people died in the blast. the explosion leveled several homes and damaged several others. homes will be torn down over the next two weeks in fear that they could collapse. president obama talks about the blessings we share as americans. >> thanksgiving is a chance to put it all in perspective. to remember that despite our differences we are, and always will be, americans first and foremost. today we give thanks for blessings that are all too rare in this world, the ability to spend time with the ones we love, to say what we want, to worship as we please, to know that there are brave men and women defending our freedom around the globe, to look our children in the eye and tell them that here in america no dream is too big if they're willing to work for it. >> the president also expressed gratitude to fema, first
responders and volunteers who aided victims of superstorm sandy. u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice is talking about those talking points she delivered on benghazi. she came under fire for telling americans that the consulate uproizing was a result of an anti-islam video and not an act of terrorism. rice also said that all the facts were not in and the investigation was ongoing, but republicans accused rice and the white house of a cover-up weeks before the election. this week it was revealed those talking points were actually edited by the intelligence community. >> as a senior u.s. diplomat, i agreed to a white house request to appear on the sunday shows to talk about the full range of national security issues of the day, which at that time were primarily and particularly the protests that were enveloping and threatening many diplomatic facilities, american diplomatic
facilities around the world and iran's nuclear program. the attack on benghazi, or on our facilities in benghazi was obviously a significant piece of this. when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. i have great respect for senator mccain and his service to our country. i always have and i always will. i do think that some of the statements he made about me have been unfounded. but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. >> as you well know, senator mccain has led the charge against rice. she may get the chance to talk to him face to face if president obama does, indeed, nominate her to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. she'll see mccain at her senate confirmation hearings.
so, can we now move on to what supposedly really matters? why four americans were killed in benghazi. it's thanksgiving. so i'll say sure. political types may have a different take, though. roland martin joins us now in houston with an awful shirt. >> come on now. texas, baby. >> cade dawson, i'm glad you're dressed professionally. >> there you go. >> football is a contact sport, it's important to wear to discuss this story. >> though lion may win. they didn't to do so well against jacksonville, buddy. >> we won. >> you never know. >> roland, i look forward to you bringing your texas aggies to columbia to play the gamecocks in a couple of years. >> don't pray for abut kicking.
>> we must put our football talk aside for just a moment and talk about this benghazi situation. the director of the national intelligence agency says the intelligence community changed the talking points, not the white house. ambassador susan rice says the same. yet senator john mccain remains suspicious. he released a statement. part of it says this. mccain says this latest episode is another reason why many of us are so frustrated with and suspicious of the actions of this administration when it comes to the benghazi attack. so, roland, is there more there there? >> senator john mccain for anything, he he wants to complain about everything and anything. he has been attacking ambassador rice. it has been shameful. it has been ridiculous. but it's amazing how he never wanted tocy a word about general petraeus when he was running the cia and his involvement with it. it's ridiculous. ambassador rice made it clear in terms of where she got the talking points from. the republicans in the senate want to attack the white house,
want to attack rice. they don't want her to be secretary of state. they don't want to say a word about the intelligence community. i say rice was right to fire back. they should push back. it should be just as aggressive in terms of laying out this is where we got the information from. and even condoleezza rice on fox news said, look, in this kind of situation, you get tons of information and it is always evolving and changing. >> so, caden, is roland right or is senator mccain right? is there more there there? >> i think roland is wrong. let's look at senator graham from south carolina also. if you know his history and senator graham's history, once they dig in, they're not going to quit. what they're looking for is the truth. they've asked for a special prosecutor. eric holder and his own appointees look at this. we have a history here. look. go back to scooter libby and president bush. certainly there was a special prosecutor there.
they uncovered evidence. what they're trying to get down to is who knew what, when and where and what caused the demise of these four great americans when they were begging for help the entire time to an administration with a deaf ear. they will responsibly continue to ask for the complete investigation to get down to the bottom of this. roland is right -- >> you don't need a special -- >> senator graham and senator mccain dig in here, they want to know what's all there. it doesn't look right to the american public, roland t just doesn't. >> let me ask you both -- >> you don't need a -- >> we're going on and on about susan rice and who wrote the talking points and who edited the talking points but how is this helping us find out what went so terribly wrong in ben gau ghazi? how is it doing that? >> first of all, you have multiple committees in the house and the senate. you have homeland security.
have you intelligence. you have defense. you have the bodies already there who have staffs. and this is what they do. you don't need a special committee as senator john mccain is calling for. that makes no sense at all. thankfully, he is now showing up at these hearings. remember, the first one he chose to skip to have a news conference and said later it was a scheduling error. republicans are trying to find the first opportunity to hit this president after he won the election. they want the scuttle of ambassador rice to be secretary of state. i say to the president, you appoint her and say you guys want to fight? bring it. they should go on the offensive. he has a right to appoint anybody he he wants to. >> now see -- >> they want the first person to go after. >> i so disagree with you, roland. voters want peace. they don't want partisan bickering. >> no, no. the president has a right --
>> by nominating susan rice, knowing that republicans are against her -- >> wait a minute. excuse me. >> what does that do in the long run? >> excuse me. carol, she has an impressive resume. she is skillful. she has all the skills for this job. just because you might have some republicans against her nomination doesn't mean you don't nominate her. this is not a situation where it should be 100-0. i'm sorry. >> katon, i want you to have the last word on this. go ahead. >> with dechlt ference to my friend, roland, she sat there on tv during the middle of an election cycle, threw a smoke screen down, didn't tell the truth. regardless of who put it in front of her, the due diligence was there. >> the intelligence community. >> i'm going to move susan rice out of the way. this was in the middle of a tough election. i get republicans lost. i will be reminded of that for the next four years and 300 some days that he we lost. >> yep. >> the american public -- carol is right. the american public wants the
whole truth on this, the tragic disaster and i promise you from my senior senator lindsey graham, he he's going to find it. >> katon and roland, thank you. >> the president won't back down. go on the offense. >> i don't have to fight at my thanksgiving day table because i've already done it. >> i'll see you at that football game, roland. >> you want no part of the aggies. trust me. >> happy thanksgiving, guys. >> you just wait till you see those gamecocks. >> go, texas. >> this is captain hayley harstein. just want to say hi and happy thanksgiving to my family and friends in arizona. see you soon. love you and miss you. match that price.
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but not everyone is a turkey cooking expert. and you don't want to risk having a turkey disaster, you know, like that scene from national lampoon's "christmas vacation." >> katherine, this turkey tastes half as good as it looks, i think we're all in for a very big treat. >> save the neck for me, clark. >> okay, eddie. >> look at that. >> oh. >> sorry. >> such a stupid movie, but i laugh every time. to avoid that horrible disaster every holiday, people call the 1-800-butterball turkey hotline for advice. the butterball talk line supervisor is in new york. good morning, carol. >> i love that film. that is my favorite shot. i have a giggle every time.
>> i know. so has anyone ever called you with a similar mishap? >> we have been talking turkey to america for 32 years. in that period of time we've collected all these golden tips that he we share with people. we have so many ways to deliver those tips this year we actually have an app that has great recipes. there's video so that you don't do that to your turkey. what you really need to do, you want to be prepared. right now there are turkeys in the oven. there are some turkeys that are still in the fridge. there are some turkey that are still in the store frozen and people are going to bring them home and call us to see how they get them on their table today. >> how do you do that if your turkey's still frozen? you're kind of out of luck, aren't you? >> it's not the best way to do it. the tip for next year would be
to buy early. it takes four days -- not four days. it takes four days to thaw out one pound of turkey. you really need to start early. if it's a little frozen, don't worry. it's just going to take a little extra time. 30 minutes to maybe three hours. you might have to have pie first. >> that would be kind of fun, actually. >> a new tradition. >> i want to ask you about this. when the family comes over, you're preparing the turkey and all the fixings and the family is over and they try to interfere and tell you what to do. why are you doing it that way? how can i avoid that? that just makes me more nervous. >> we do get calls on thanksgiving where there is a dispute in the house. we listen to all the evidence and we will give them the
verdict. people are not sure if their turkey is done are the majority of the calls. there's so many things. once in a while we actually get a round of applause because our turkey experts can handle anything. are you ready for a few tips? >> yes, please. give me like the number one tip. >> thermometerer. if your viewers do not have a thermomet thermometerer handy, this is what they need. you have to know the temperature inside. you're looking for 180 in the thigh, 170 in the breast. if it's still your tradition to stuff 165 in the stuffing. best tool i can advise. >> thank you. you're going to be back. so carol miller from butterball turkey hotline, thank you so much. so how about some turkey today with a side of pigskin? a lot of us will be watching football this thanksgiving, including a growing fan base of women.
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turkey and football. two thanksgiving traditions being celebrated in the united states and in afghanistan where troops played a game of ultimate american football before sitting down to a turkey dinner. and as many americans make their way through the airports today they likely will be joined by some of those troops en route to their next mission or hopefully for a reunion with family. soldiers traveling through atlanta's hartsfield airport will have a special treat there. happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: carol, happy
thanksgiving to you. this is where it always happens, passengers will arrive to meet family members. when troops show up here they usually arrive to applause. on this day, on this very special day for many people, it's very important to come home and have those reunions. and today we saw one of those very special moments with kelly mccormick being reunited with her husband, rob mccormick, stationed in qatar the last two months. they have two young children. rob says his young son was crawling when he last saw him. now his son is walking. these reunions very important. i spoke to them a bit this morning. take a listen to what they had to say. >> just happy to see him after so long. they've grown a lot in six months. it was good to see him. >> you know, we are expecting a lot of soldiers to come through today. they're trickling through this morning. around 3:00 pm eastern time we expect a flight with a lot of soldiers to come through.
as far as kelly and rob are concerned, they are planning to surprise their family. so hopefully family members aren't watching cnn right now because rob is back home and excited to see his family, carol. >> it will still be special, even if they caught your report. george howell, reporting live from hartsfield international airport. my name is specialist mitchell. i'm here in california and i just want to give a shout out to my family in philadelphia, p.a. hey, mom, tammy and deron, have a wonderful thanksgiving holiday. see you really soon. folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy, ronny? happier than gallagher at a farmers' market. get happy. get geico. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance.
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lot of football. three games on today. detroit take on the lions and it's a must win for the lions as usual. houston can afford to lose so hey, texans, never mind. it's rg3 battling the redskins. new england visits new york to a take on the jets. we want more than cute clothes featuring matthew stafford's name on the back. we want respect. >> reporter: she's a mild mannered make up artist monday through saturday but on sunday -- >> my guy. >> reporter: it's how about them cowboys. >> who is your favorite? >> demarcus ware. that's my guy. >> reporter: her story is one the sports world has seen
skyrocket. the story of the female fanatatic. >> what did you figure out you love football? >> reporter: probably when i met my husband. if i didn't watch with him i couldn't see him. >> you said if i can't beat him, join him? >> right. >> reporter: in football line the number of women viewers have skyrocketed growing by 1.5 million in the past five years which according to stevphen master is a big win. >> they will increase their viewership and grow the pie. >> reporter: it's growing. according to market research firms all together last year for baseball, football and basketball apparel for women topped $330 million. this information has advertisers licking their chops. >> brands like tide, febreze,
thing mrs more targeting the fee audience they are using to reach households because they feel the nfl has done a great job of reaching the entire household. >> reporter: the sports world hasn't always welcomed the women. >> i will plug your time line with football tweets. >> reporter: holly robinson is married to rodney peete. >> for years when my husband was active in the nfli tried to convince the nfl how many women were watching and it was a little over 45% of the audience and they're not all watching for the commercials. they understand the xs and os. we have the wallets. >> you started watching back in
the day. >> yes. >> that's when you really fell in love with the team? >> yes. at that time i was watching it because they were really winning every time. >> america's team. >> i am more into the team now than i was back then. now i know all the players and i go to the training camp and see them train and practice. i'm so much more into it. they don't win. >> reporter: even if their team is struggling. >> uh-huh. touchdown eagles. >> reporter: michelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >> i can't understand. i was born a football fan. born in canton, ohio where football began and for most of my life a browns fans. i stuck with it. i hope the nfl is listening. next hour of "cnn newsroom"
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good morning. happy thanksgiving. thanks for spending part after your holiday with us. the cease-fire for now is holding. at the border israeli troops is packing up after spending one night there. since the cease-fire began three rockets were fired into israel. two hit open areas and a third was intercepted by israel's iron dome missile defense system. one soldier died after being wounded in one of those rocket attacks. in that area of the world that's considered relatively calm. if everything remains this way until 2:00 eastern gaza border crossings will open. today ral lis popped up in the streets as hamas supporters celebrated what they are causing
a victory. as you know that attack ignited the fighting. the united states and egypt have brokered the cease-fire. nobody surprised by the u.s.'s role but egypt's role surprised many because morsi hails from the brotherhood, a political cousin to hamas. we are joined from cairo. how are egyptians feeling about this cease-fire this morning? >> reporter: well, if you're the leadership of the muslim brotherhood in cairo you're patting yourself on the back today because they really came out looking very favorably in the international community throughout this process. this is a big test for egypt's government led now but the muslim brotherhood.
a talk show host had a lot of concern. would this be a movement that would take up arms? would this be a movement that would give material support for hamas. it turns out that those fears, the way things stand right now turned out to be groundless. it looks like this is a government that's approached this very even handedly to keep their peace treaty and their economic alliances with washington and western capitals. in the end it doesn't look like this is a government that wanted to be seen as radical in the community. back at home u.s. ambassador susan rice is speaking out about those talking points that she
delivered on the attacks in bengha benghazi. she said it appeared the uprising in benghazi sprang up spontaneously because of that anti-islam video. she also said the facts weren't in and the investigation was ongoing. rice was slammed for those comments but information released this week revealed she was speaking from talking points given to her by the director of national intelligence. >> i relied solely on the information provided by the information. worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on the information available. >> republicans have accused rice and the white house before the
election. jill, this is the first time we're hearing from ambassador rice about this. >> reporter: it is. it was very carefully scripted. there's still three investigations ongoing. there's the fbi investigation. there's the state department investigation and then congress also has been looking into it. those investigations aren't over yet. what senator mccain and other republicans are accusing her of is lying. they are saying she gave information that was incorrect and that she should do a public mea culpa and admit she did that. she is saying she was toefld what to say. she was reading the points made by intelligence. when it came to senator mccain
she was quite diplomatic. >> i was great respect for senator mccain and his service to our country. i always have and i always will. i do think some of the statements he made about me have been unfounded but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. >> just one reminder of state of play on this investigation and information. we now understand that the cia drafted those talking points. the dni, director of national intelligence removed the word al qaeda. they said it came from classic information. it's a tightly and it might influence the investigations. >> republicans will probably not be satisfied by rice's
explanations. >> reporter: i would think not at this point because i don't think she really moves the ball from what we understood and that is what the administration has been saying. she was given this information by the intelligence community and that she repeated it and that there was no intention to mislead. it hasn't been accepted by the republicans yet and we'll just have to see where they go. one of the most interesting ones will be the stay department investigation perhaps in december and will really wrap things up. >> all right. after stuffing yourself with turkey today maybe you'll work it off by getting caught up in the black friday shopping frenzy which starts early this year. employees at stores like target want their holiday.
more than one person is wondering why you want want to leave your family at a red tag sale. some peoples have been camping out all week. 147 million people will shop this weekend. that's down from last year's 220 million. experts predict more than $21 billion in sales. that's up by almost $2 billion from last year. the most astonishing part of blackchaos. we have some of the most shocking shopping moments. >> reporter: the stampedes. the gate crashing. the pushing. >> do not push me. >> reporter: even tasing. shoppers consumed with a deal turning on one another. at this walmart last year one used pepper spray to fight suffocation in the crowd. this is black friday in america.
>> reporter: best bye has been running drills. check out the plan on the black friday war board. >> we make sure the line is being monitored. >> reporter: the lines and mayhem. some shoppers say the only way to handle black friday is by declaring a shopping black out. >> people go crazy for a good deal but it's not worth it to me. it's not worth it to my family. >> reporter: the crowds just part of obtaining rare black friday deals. >> i love it when they try to swing at you or anything. it's funny to me. everybody always gets mad when you're the one with the items they want. >> reporter: consumers driven by competition no matter the cost. let's talk about a happier thanksgiving day tradition. the macy's thanksgiving day parade. in the middle of the action
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♪ >> doesn't that look fantastic. this is the macy's thanksgiving day parade. jason carol is somewhere in the middle of that fun. i so envy you. >> reporter: right now we've got the marching band coming by from wyoming. they're from all over the state. the best they have to offer. they're here in new york for a glorious day. the weather is perfection. no wind. no rain. just lots of sun. when is the last time you'll be
tie be able to say that in new york. millions of people will come out for the parade. from all over we have georgia. i made a promise to talk about georgia. my new best friend. this is her birthday. she just turned 22. your first time at the parade. how has it been? >> it's been great. the atmosphere is sgragreat. >> reporter: a lot of folks showed up from instate as well. syracuse. what's been the best part of the parade? >> i liked charlie brown when they have the football. >> charlie brown and the football. i'm hoping he gets to kick that football. also joining us. boston, massachusetts. tell me about what you've seen so far that's been your favorite. >> the marching band. the charlie brown and the spider man. >> you what, carol, i'm so glad to see that old school charlie brown is beating all the
spongebob. it's been a great parade so far. it's still happening. ronald mcdonald about to make his way down here. it's been a great time to be out in new york. a lot of people in new york have a lot to be thankful for. >> i can't believe how warm it is. people aren't wearing coats. usually it's freezing. >> reporter: i don't even need this coat but i think it looks better with the turtle neck so i'm going to keep the coat on. >> you are such a metrosexual. thank you. we'll get back to you. we'll be right back. i said to my wife the other day:
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last may. his office revealed he was dealing with bipolar disorder. he's also accused of possible ethics violations. >> reporter: yeah and he's the subject of federal investigation into the possibility of misusing campaign funds carol. there's a lot going on in the congressman's life. it was really no surprise for folks here in chicago that he did tender his resignation. in the letter he talked about his health issues and admitted that he spoke publicly about this ongoing investigation saying i'm doing my best to address the situation responsibly. his wife sandy jackson is possibly under the same
investigation. that's what the wall street journal is reporting. she's also been floated as a possible replacement for her husband in the house seat that is now vacant. we have not talked to jesse jackson jr. a family member said he would hold a press conference but was fearful he wouldn't make it through it. the only person that's opinion out there is bobby rush who is the representative in the first district. here is a little bit about what he said yesterday at a news conference. >> i just find it's so painful at this point for me not only to know that he wouldn't be in the congress but to know that he's still struggling with a serious, very serious mental health issue. >> reporter: folks in illinois here, his district really loves
him. he didn't campaign at all. everybody knew he was sick and under investigation. he won re-election two weeks ago by an overwhelming margin. there are people in the state of illinois that is upset because it's going to cost taxpayers millions of dollars to put up these special elections. people are thinking why didn't you quit earlier. thanksgiving will not be the same for many along the east coast. superstorm sandy destroyed their homes. a large group of volunteers with big hearts are turning out to lend a helping hand. >> i'm sergeant joaleen taylor here in afghanistan. i'm like to say happy thanksgiving to my family. of our world challenge with the cadillac ats. this is actually starting to feel real now. [ ross ] this is the perfect place to test the ats's advanced aerodynamics. [ derek ] we've got crosswinds, tailwinds, headwinds. aerodynamics is all about
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stories. hamas supporters celebrated in the streets of gaza. so far the cease-fire held. israel was foolish to assassinate the leader of hamas's military wing. hamas has now stopped firing rockets into israel. some bad news for two former tech giants. sony and panasonic have been downgraded to junk status. right now the macy's thanksgiving day parade is marching through the streets of new york. it's a thanksgiving tradition with an estimated three million people attendsing the parade. 50 million more watching it on television. this year the mayor reserved 5,000 seats for families affected by superstorm sandy. some are giving up their holiday plans to help others in new york and new jersey.
so many homes destroyed including on staten island. this warms my heart. >> reporter: it really does. a lot of people, several hundred voluntee volunteers and not just here, reaching out to make this thanksgiving a little better and brighter. when you're trying to piece together your life thanksgiving is not the first thing on your mind. this is the liquid church here. they say that because they want to turn compassion into action. what they're doing is setting up these tables in order to prepare a movable thanksgiving feast. they have turkey burgers. they have pie, balloons just to make things a little more festive. jackie will fill us in on things that are going on here. what is the goal? what do you hope to reach in this community? >> we want to give them a little hope back and let them know
we're here to support them in any way and raise spirits in any way and let them know we love them. we're going to have some crafts here for kids. we're going to serve burgers and fries. we have pies. we is have all different stuff and just to be that little glimmer of hope in a tough time. >> when the church came together and said what can we do and this is what you came up with and you have 20 of these movable feasts, did everybody say this is a great idea? >> yeah. amazingly enough we had like two weeks in preparation and we've had over a thousand volunteers coming. the people wanted to come here. they want to love on people. we have a spirit to give back. it's been quite amazing to get this all done if two weeks. >> thank you so much. you can see some of the work being done. this is part of what they're doing.
they got here a little earlier. you can see some of the garbage is bagged up. just raking yard and getting debris out. this part looks clean and bright and shiny but there am debris, this fine sand that's every everything. people are still out in force. these folks here are just sending the message they are behind the people of staen island. >> they're not only making turkey burgers and pies, although i'm sure they are much appreciated. they are also giving other things as well that people really need. >> reporter: they are. what's amazing is first they're going to bring a grill here. after they make this feast, they're going to leave the grill. that's going to be the block grill so people can come out. this whole area, most of the homes here still don't have electricity. this home on the corner here where you see these two volunteers coming in someone from fema is assessing this
house for the damage. what they're also doing is gutting a number of the homes too. this car, that car hasn't moved since the flood. they're really trying to, but gutting people's homes that still need it. they're trying to send the message that they are here to rebuild and they are here. they've got the backs of the people that live here. >> thanks so much. it's the most successful opening ever for a james bond film. now skyfall could make more history at the oscars. >> this is specialist jacoby bailey in hawaii. i would like to say happy thanksgiving to my mom and brothers and sisters back home in louisiana. happy thanksgiving. i love y'all. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks.
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thanksgiving day parade. marching band from texas going down the street. three million people lining the streets. happy thanksgiving. let's talk a little show biz. the race for the white house is over. the chance to get that statue is just beginning. we spoke with movie critics about their favorite to take home an academy award. >> reporter: the election isn't until february but lincoln's candidacy is getting lots of support in the race for pest picture. >> lincoln is sensational. it looks like it's going be a
major contender. >> reporter: pete hammond is tracking the oscar favorite. >> we're looking at pecking order already. >> you have guards going door to door. >> the argo is a favorite. life of pie which is extraordinary. silver linings play book. all of them will be nominated. some of them could win. >> reporter: oscar voters may double down on 007. >> now with skyfall people are talking about james bond being in the best picture race which is a possibility of that it could happen. >> reporter: if skyfall gets a best picture nod it could be a first. >> javier is incredible in sky
fall. >> also judy dench might get a nomination. >> reporter: the oscar race is far from set. some possible contenders haven't opened yet. >> les miserable is coming up. the big musical of the season. ♪ i had a dream my life would be ♪ >> the other rivals are looking at like i hope it's not good. >> are there any individual performances that jump out. >> one of the tightest best actor races i've seen in years. >> having you in there. >> there's anthony hopkins in alfred hitchcock and nails it. up daniel day louis as lincoln. he could face competition from another ex-president, bill
murray. >> he is terrific and nails this portrayal of roosevelt. we've got the battle of the presidents all of a sudden. >> i love him. >> reporter: the best actress picture is still kind of murky. add it all up and what have you got? a really competitive award season. isn't that why we love this time of year? >> we love it. we just wish it was a little shorter. >> for more than 30 years they've been talking to you, saving you from that thanksgiving day disaster. the butterball turkey lady, coming up. >> my name is captain rotkis.
in gaza the leader of hamas is calling the cease-fire with israel a victory. former french president sarkozy is under investigation in a probe involving illegal campaign donations. questions center around whether a wealthy cosmetic heiress helped sarkozy during his presidential bid. next power ball drawing sad night. for every thanksgiving there's someone who still has a frozen solid turkey on
thanksgiving morning and doesn't now how to thaw it to cook it in time for dinner. there's help available. they can always call the 1-800-butterball hot line. carol miller is in new york. welcome. thank you so nuch for beimuch fh us on this thanksgiving morning. >> thank you. we've been doing this for 32 years. we've collected all these golden tips to share with people. if you have a problem you can call us and log onto butterball.com. these pictures and videos. they can get you out of a jam. >> we want to start with something fun. we always hear these horrible bizarre stories. we heard one about man that wanted to thaw his turkey so he put it in his bathtub with his children to thaw it. have you heard that? >> yeah. there were turkeys and bubbles and very cold toddlers. it's important to keep it cold
when you thaw it. do not recommend getting toddlers involved. >> that would be kind of disgusting. another question i have, a lot of people watch football on thanksgiving day. they want their turkey to be done at halftime. any advice? >> i did get that personal question myself. a guy lost a bet. he had to cook turkey for all his friends and that was the main issue. we do get that call, how long will it take to cook my turkey. 10 pound to 18 pound turkey will be about three to three and a half hours. not as long as most people think it's going to take. >> what question do people ask you the most on thanksgiving? i don't want to miss an important question. >> we get a lot of people that are concerned about the treasure bag and they don't discover it until they are slicing up the
turkey. it's the giblet bag. it does not hurt the turkey. it just earrasses the cook. carve, serve and enjoy. >> it doesn't poison your turkey. >> the other question, let's say it's after dinner. you want your guest to continue to enjoy eating the turkey. how long should you keep it on the table? >> we have the two hour rule. it's good to get it back into the refrigerator in about two hours. if you want those leftovers to be good for your family. if you've made too much turkey which i don't really think there's ever too much but store it up in the freezer. it's great for when things get hectic in december. you can pull out that package of turkey. put it in your soup and you're ready to go. >> a last question for you. being the butterball lady, i'm
sure you cook your own bird. is it pressure to cook the best bird. >> i make the best turkey. it's a real challenge when i'm invited out. a lot of pressure where i'm going and getting their turkey perfect. >> i would be afraid to invite you over thinking you're being critical of my bird. >> i'm so happy that someone cooked the turkey and side dishes. we're all talking turkey. we're doing live chats. everything to get turkey on the table for america. our families are roasting the turkeys. >> lucky you. >> i know. >> i got to go home and cook myself. thank you so much for joining us. >> happy thanksgiving. >> you too. . they are not glued to their
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smartphones and social media aren't just for kids. >> reporter: barbara is constantly using her phone. >> i keep it at my bedside. >> reporter: she represents a growing segment of smartphone add adapters. baby boomers but not explosive growth that you see with younger users. fewer than four in ten boomers have smartphones. that's only expected to inch up in the next few years. when it comes to social networks, silicone valley may need a different strategy. while barbara logs onto facebook and twitter, she does not post photos or reveal much information. >> i don't share a ton of stuff about my personal life because it doesn't occur to me to do that. >> reporter: it's not that boomers are shunning social networks, it's yet they have fully to embrace it. experts like esra palmer.
>> sharing photos or check ng at restaurants, they're not going to be that excited about doing that. >> reporter: emarketer did a study on boomers. it found that 57% of them had viewed social networks. not bad. those that do are unlikely to use regularly. also privacy is a much bigger concern for boomers than younger people. >> they are dipping their toes in the water? >> i think that's right. sometimes i think of it as comparing it to rock and roll where the baby boom generation embraced rock and roll. they were aware of and listened to hip hop but didn't embrace it. >> reporter: at 61 barbara is putting in a full week in her san francisco office. she's an executive coach for women helping them achieve goals in the workplace. she says her older clients feel
overwhelmed. >> there will people who feel really intimidated by people running around with 75 apps on their phone that they say make their life worth living and someone my age is like i think you're crazy. >> reporter: barbara is not one of them. she understands the appeal. dan simon, cnn, san francisco. when an athlete wins a title they celebrate with champagne but nascar's champion parties with a big glass of beer. [ male announcer ] with over 50 delicious choices of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪
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injury prevention. it increase blood flow. once we're there we can explore full range of motion. one of the best places to start the warm up is just by simple light movement that's moving some of the bigger muscles in the body. that's why i love to jog in place. it's utilizing the lower muscles. after you're warmed up now i can move into some light joint mobility moving by body back and forth. swinging my arms and my shoulders. perhaps rolling the hips. once i'm there i'm i'm ready to move.
brad brad won the title sunday. i had the chance to talk to him sunday about family, thanksgiving and his special way of celebrating. i love your nickname bad brad. do you deserve it? >> sometimes i do. sometimes i don't. >> i think most times you do actually. >> really. most times, no. okay. we'll go with that. girls like a bad boy so why not. >> you got that right. after you won your big race you were drinking that humongous glass of beer. you don't see that when people are being interviewed. >> you don't.
that's why you should see it. it's a first time for everything. it's my first nascar championship. i wanted to enjoy the moment. >> were you really half lit? >> maybe 25%. >> more of a tribute to your sponsor or was it just in the spirit of having fun? >> both. it was the spirit of having fun and for the people that make it possible. >> you seem to like embrace your bad brad status and reject it in way? >> it's very fair. i'm going both sides. >> why is it important to play both sides? >> i mean everybody likes a bad boy up to a point then they want to stop. you have to know your limitat n limitation. >> a lot of people say you're a throw back to like the old traditional guys of racing or a big macho guy that likes to have fun and get in a bit of trouble. >> that's been known to happy a few times. i like to honor the sport i'm in. i want to play it and be part of
it with a level of passion that really exceeds everyone else. sometimes that gets me into trouble but also when you win and you're successful you can turn that passion into defining the moment. some people say your sport is filled with these pretty boys. >> i wouldn't say it's full of pretty boys but there's a few of them in there. at the end of the day the sport has to be true to itself. if that makes people happy i'm glad to be part of it. >> only one other driver in the history of nascar won a championship in fewer races than you. what's your secret? >> my secret is not me. it's my team. it's being a team player. i've had a role in being around them and making them who they are.
i feel like we can accomplish anything. >> you're team player. family mean a lot to you. thanksgiving is almost upon us. >> for thanksgiving i've lost a lot of weight this year. i need to put some back on. that's the importance of thanksgiving for me. family and friends are what make it possible. i said after the race that life is a team sport. what that means is it's very simple. we're a product here today of those we surround ourselves by and our family and friends are part of aur team. obviously our coworkers are as well. i think it's important to realize that it's attributed to those you surround yourself by. >> thank you so much for joining